Read young carer stories

Young carer stories are helping raise young carer awareness, help identify young carers and share their feelings and experiences.  By reading their stories you will be able to get an insight into what their role is like and how different it is for each person.

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Sophie’s story

Hi! I am Sophie. I am 13 years old and I live in Melbourne Victoria. It’s been 1 year since I have been a young carer for my brother.  I am the oldest of 3 kids in our family.  My brother, was diagnosed with autism when he was 3.5 years old and could not talk […]
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Alisha’s story

My name is Alisha, I am 17 and live in Victoria. One unique thing about me is that I play the violin and I am a scout. I have been caring for my brother for 10 years. My brother requires care because he has autism. I have to care for my brother because I live […]
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Kelsie’s story

My name is Kelsie, I am 16 and live in New South Wales. One thing you should know about me is that I love to spend time outside. Additionally, I LOVE travelling and meeting new people. I have been caring for my sister for 8 years. My sister requires care because she has an intellectual […]
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Maria’s Story

My name is Maria, I am 15 and live in Queensland. One unique thing about me is I play basketball. I have been caring for my mother for 12 months. My mother requires care because she has a really bad mental state and forgets thing frequently. I have to care for my mother because I […]
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Love my therapy ponies

Hi, I am Lucinda. I live in country South Australia. I am 16 and care for my sister who has multiple disabilities, including autism and an intellectual disability. We are home schooled and I love it. I do however have to spend 24/7 with my sister which can be challenging but also rewarding. I help […]
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Big brother, big adventure

To most people, I appear as an average young person, studying my degree, making weird dad jokes and dying my hair too many colours, but a look behind the curtain shows much more beauty and challenge than is expected. I have grown up with my older brother for 21 years. He has high functioning autism, […]
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Amelia ’s Story

My name is Amelia , I am 22 and live in Victoria. One unique thing about me is that I love all different kinds of music! I have been caring for my mother for 10 years. My Mother requires care because she is diagnosed with Bi-polar mood disorder. I have to care for my mum  […]
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My journey so far

Hi, I’m a 14-year-old boy from Tasmania and I’m here to tell you my story. My journey started back when I was around 4 years old when my dad was diagnosed with lung cancer. The following months were hard for my family, finding the cash to pay for his treatment while trying to afford to […]
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My role as a young carer

Hi, my name is Hannah and I’m a young carer for my mum and my two brothers. My hobbies include sewing and crafts. My normal day would start with get up, get dressed, help mum pack lunch and help get my little brother dressed and ready for school. After school I would come home eat […]
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The Mackay brothers

My name is Dylan, I am 14 and I have 2 younger brothers. Both boys have been diagnosed each with a rare genetic condition. One has congenital myasthenia syndrome, my youngest brother has Muckle Wells syndrome. Both boys need help and I am grateful for being the big brother they need. Wether it’s helping to […]
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